Time to get away from this town for a couple of days and head west to the politically enlightened Willamette Valley. I'm leaving tomorrow about lunchtime. The weather should be good for a drive down the Columbia Gorge to Portland. I ought to get there about 5 p.m.
First things first! A late afternoon stop at my favorite CD store of all time. I will be looking for the new releases by Mercury Rev and Lambchop, and maybe I will luck into finding some shoegazer classic albums by Swervedriver and Slowride. You can check out their website at http://www.musicmillennium.com/about.html
Then a Tex-Mex dinner with a very good friend at Esparza's, one of Portland's best! Salmon enchilada, here I come!
After dinner, a listen to Medeski, Martin and Wood at the Aladdin Theater!
On Saturday morning it's a visit to my daughters, and a trip to Costco for some household needs for them. Then it's on to Eugene with a very good friend to watch the Oregon Ducks play the University of Arizona Wildcats in an important Pac-10 game at Autzen Stadium at 3:30! Go Ducks!
(excellent panoramic photo by Curtis Reed)
Sunday it's more time to visit with the kids before the 4-5 hour drive back home. It should be fun, it should be relaxing. I will come around to your blogs next week and leave some comments!
To my Portland friends I won't get to see this weekend, if you are home on Wednesday or Friday around Thanksgiving, I may be begging you for housepest privileges. I will be driving to Portland to pick up my kids, driving them home for Thanksgiving, and then driving them back again.
Everyone, have a great weekend!